ACAD students wear their art on their sleeves

While Lady Gaga’s critics may think what she wears on a day-to-day basis resembles garish costumes, fibre instructor at ACAD Dee Fontans, and the students she teaches, see Gaga’s look as the upcoming trend in fashion. “It’s exciting to see people take more risks and wearing statement pieces,” said Fontans. …

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Camp is king in horror genre

There’s something fulfilling about enjoying an utterly campy or cheesy piece of entertainment. Perhaps it’s the total lack of sincerity that makes an ironically tasteless movie or play so great to savour. Heavy handed as campy culture seems, there is a delicate art to pushing cheesiness just far enough.  JP …

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Hypnotist unleashes bawdy behaviour

Chris Visser looks like an average guy. His hair is neat and tidy, his striped shirt is clean and unwrinkled, and his posture is relaxed and at-ease. Until you look into his piercing gaze, you wouldn’t realize he’s a puppet-master of human marionettes. “If I could make people do 100 …

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Disappearing in the digital age

Frank Ahearn and Eileen Cohorn make people disappear. For years they’ve been paid to help people with money problems or unwanted celebrity status do just that. Now they’ve written a book called How to Disappear: Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, and Vanish Without a Trace. Based on their …

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Local designers plan to strut past competition

Even with trendy stores–such as Forever 21, Urban Outfitters and Anthropology–opening up in the new Chinook Centre expansion, local designers say they can stay competitive. Brook Fung, designer of Peeko Apparel & Vintage, says she isn’t concerned about how these trendy stores will impact her business. “People tend to like …

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The secret lives of teachers

Students know their teachers have a life outside the classroom, but personal details are usually kept to a minimum. However, one SAIT instructor has a life outside the classroom too interesting to be concealed. Anthony Appleby teaches academic preparation and English as a second language, but that far from sums …

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